Photographic souvenir playing cards showing a different photographic view on each card had been manufactured by Chas Goodall & Son Ltd since the late 19th century. The photographs on the one shown here was first published as a souvenir deck in c.1906 titled “Ocean to Ocean - Arms of 11 Provinces”, but it was re-issued to commemorate the accession of George V to the throne in 1911. The reverse shows a portrait of King George V with eleven crests of the Canadian provinces and territories, which are also featured on the joker.
Ocean to Ocean - King George V
Ocean to Ocean - Arms of 11 Provinces
The photographs and joker are the same as the above deck, but this edition was published earlier as a souvenir showing eleven coats-of-arms on the reverse. See the gilded edges►
Goodall, Michael H: Chas Goodall & Son: The Family and The Firm 1820-1922, Woking, 2000 (see page 67, Refs SCA16 & SCA11).
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